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AGENT CARTER Debriefing: The Lady Hero we’ve all been waiting for

Courtesy ABC

I’ve got a confession to make.

I’m not really into the whole superhero zeitgeist of late.

I’ve seen a couple of the Marvel movies, sure. (Definitely at least one Iron Man, and I think one of the Captain America films, too.) I watched the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot last year and liked it enough, but never managed to keep up with it beyond the first few episodes. I’ve come across gifs from Arrow and Guardians of the Galaxy on Tumblr from time to time. They all seem very entertaining, but they just aren’t the first thing I think of when I want some distraction.

So when they announced Agent Carter picked up to series, I was intrigued, because I was curious about how they were going to adapt Hayley Atwell’s role for the small screen.

Then I saw the trailer, and I was hooked.

Feisty women holding their own in a sexist workplace? Check. Said women being secret double agents trying to prove a friend’s innocence? Check. Proving they are more competent than any of their co-workers and gaining some fans along the way? Check. Gorgeous period sets to recreate 1946 New York? Check.

Needless to say, the Agent Carter premiere was highly anticipated, and it absolutely lived up to the hype.

And here is why we all need a little more Peggy Carter in our lives.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

REVENGE Debriefing: It’s always the little things that’ll getcha

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It’s a new year, and a new recap here at TYLL!

Revenge returned tonight right where it left off last month, and didn’t waste a second getting right back into the swing of things.

Allegiances are realigned and tested in “Epitaph,” and one thing’s for sure: we aren’t really sure where anybody stands these days. (So stay away from balconies just to be safe, everyone.)

Once again: here be major spoilers from the fall finale, so enter at your own risk.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

NASHVILLE Winter Finale Debriefing: “I just wanna make sure it’s my life I’m living,” says everyone

CLARE BOWEN, CHARLES ESTEN

Way to close out 2014 with a bang, Nashville!

In the fall finale, we have a wedding, an overdose, a hookup and a paternity test, but none of them necessarily from the people you’d figure would have them. Talk about a roller coaster!

(Warning: As always, spoilers ahead for this week’s episode.)

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

REVENGE Debriefing: Sins of the Fathers

GABRIEL MANN, EMILY VANCAMP

I know I’m a few weeks behind on Revenge here at TYLL, but I finally caught up in a marathon this weekend, just in time for the fall finale. Not a moment too soon, because with an ending like the one tonight, we’re certainly going to be left with a lot of questions over the upcoming holiday break.

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

NASHVILLE Debriefing: Christmas and cold shoulders

CONNIE BRITTON, WILL CHASE

Ah, it’s Christmas in Nashville, and it’s appropriately awkward and heartfelt!

Rayna and Luke’s publicity tour extends to homegrown Christmas special that puts all their warts on display. Speaking of publicity, Will and Layla are sick of extending their fake marriage when the ratings for their show takes off, and they unexpectedly bond over being treated like meat. Meanwhile, Zoey and Gunnar repeat “breakup” more times than is necessary, but they don’t let it stop them from performing at Nashfest with ZAG. (HA! Spoiler alert, they totally do.) On the other hand, Avery’s in his own spot of trouble when Sadie Stone wants him to produce her new album, but Juliette misinterprets her interest as romantic. And Scarlett confronts her stage fright yet again. Someone get some mistletoe, stat!

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

NASHVILLE Debriefing: And the award goes to…

WILL CHASE, CONNIE BRITTON

… Anyone not named Luke Wheeler!

Nothing like the Country Music Association Awards to bring out the best and worst in Nashville’s most celebrated residents on its biggest night. After last week’s time jump, we’re right back in the thick of things. Luke (Will Chase) and Rayna (Connie Britton) still think they’re going to get married, but a pre-nup reveals just how little these two actually talk. Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) finally meets Avery’s (Jonathan Jackson) parents, but it doesn’t necessarily go as planned. After the humiliating premiere of their reality show, Will (Chris Carmack) is trying to make lemonade out of lemons, but Layla (Aubrey Peeples) looks like she’s been sucking on those lemons in the meantime. Gunnar’s (Sam Palladio) lapping up fatherhood, but Zoey’s (Chaley Rose) not game with playing stepmom. And everything comes to a head under the spotlights.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

REVENGE Debriefing: Wake up and smell the subtext

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The gloves are coming off in the Hamptons (or, in this case, coming back on), and everyone is feeling the repercussions.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

REVENGE Debriefing: Daddy Issues

EMILY VANCAMP, GABRIEL MANN

I’m slowly catching up on the backlog on my DVR, which means I’ve got a whole lot of Revenge on my mind. When last we checked in with the Hamptons’ most dysfunctional family tree, David Clarke (James Tupper) was alive and well and busy kidnapping lost love Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), while Emily (Emily VanCamp) was about to find herself the main course of a barbecue at the Stowaway, thanks to even-more-vengeful sister Charlotte’s (Christa B. Allen) maniacal scheming. My family reunions are definitely never this eventful.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

NASHVILLE Debriefing: “I forgive you, but I still don’t trust you.” That’s it, that’s the show.

CHARLES ESTEN

There’s never a dull moment on Nashville. When people aren’t sleeping together or maneuvering against each other, they’re undergoing near-death experiences or battling it out over award nominations and surprise long-lost children! Tonight’s episode seems to be all about trust, and the consequences of breaking it.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

NASHVILLE Debriefing: “Cheating’s not the end of the world,” or else we wouldn’t be on the air.

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Well, after a three week hiatus, I’m finally all caught up on Nashville, and not a moment too soon, because drama is the name of the game in country music, apparently!

Since we left off, there’s been baby daddy drama of all kinds, more love triangles nobody really cares about anymore (right?), some growing pains from girls young and old(er), and creepiness from everyone’s favourite sociopathic record label head. Good times, am I right?

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.
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